SWEET TALK RADIO was born out of a conversation. Kathrin Shorr and Tim Burlingame were two solo artists who came together by way of vocal harmonies and then, a kiss. The kiss that changed everything, started a relationship and ultimately led to getting married, and having a son. Along the way they released two albums, five singles, had numerous song placements in tv shows, performed at various festivals, signed with Secret Road Music Publishing, scored an independent film, and composed music for a daytime talk show.
With “HOROLOGY”, Sweet Talk Radio are set to release their 3rd album. Produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Cary Brothers, Joshua Radin), the initial recording began just before Kate’s father passed away. He was an horologist who, for many years, had a clock shop in North Hollywood. As Kate and Tim got back to the recording process, they realized time was a consistent theme throughout the album; it’s fickle movement, it’s impossibility to hold, it’s priceless value. “When we became parents, time turned into gold and dust simultaneously”, Kate says. Horology is the art and science of measuring time, and in their attempt to document this particular moment, they even included the sound of some vintage clocks and chimes from her father’s shop.
Sweet Talk Radio will be touring in 2018 in support of their new album, including opening shows for The Weepies and Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket.
“With undeniable chemistry both on stage and off, STR create alternative-folk-pop songs full of depth and yearning, delivered with an earnest desire to connect.”
—Santa Barbara Independent
“Sweet Talk Radio have delivered a sonic gift that leaves the listener no choice but to smile and whisper a grateful ‘hallelujah’.”
—Performing Songwriter Magazine